Amman Khan

Partner | Los Angeles

Amman is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.

He is a highly skilled trial lawyer and experienced strategic advisor. Amman represents high-net-worth individuals, family offices and multinational companies in cross-border litigation, often involving bet-the-company or bet-the-dynasty disputes. He is known for tackling and resolving the toughest problems for his international clientele – whether by aggressively litigating high-stakes cases through to trial or acting as a trusted advisor for delicate personal matters behind the scenes.

Amman has litigated before state and federal courts and arbitral bodies in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, and has advised on the foreign aspects of litigation pending before Moscow courts, Swiss Courts, English Courts and New Zealand Courts. He has practiced in both common law and civil law jurisdictions and has represented clients in both English and French. He also speaks Hindi and Urdu, and uses his global experience to obtain the best results for clients through a multijurisdictional approach to litigation.

In addition to complex commercial, sports and entertainment-related litigation Amman advises on delicate personal matters in which his clients are the target of reputational attacks and smear campaigns. He has represented multinational family offices, entrepreneurs and founders, a Russian billionaire, the fifth largest bank in the United States and a number of other companies and national brands.

Amman is admitted in California, as a Barrister & Solicitor in Ontario, Canada and as a Foreign Registered Solicitor in England & Wales. International disputes he has handled include complex commercial claims, injunctions and restraining orders, judgment collection, maritime, aviation and insurance, cargo claims, film and television distribution, human rights, and NAFTA-related issues. He also has a published decision from the Federal Court of Canada regarding international cargo claims: Canusa Systems v. Canmar Ambassador, 146 F.T.R. 314 (1998) and a published decision on a novel issue of California employment law in Arechiga v. Dolores Press, Inc., 192 Cal. App. 4th 567 (2011). Amman has been an international litigator since 1997.

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Obtained the dismissal of a long running civil harassment case against a Russian billionaire by his ex-wife after the Court issued restraining orders and orders to show cause for contempt. All the orders obtained by the ex-wife were dissolved and the case dismissed;

Singlehandedly litigated a case involving a finder’s fee claim for an introduction that lead to the “Fight of the Century” between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, against CBS Corp, Showtime Networks, Inc., Manny Pacquiao, and Freddie Roach, among others, against five law firms. Defeated four demurrers, three anti-SLAPP motions, a writ of supersedeas and three interlocutory appeals and obtained favorable rulings on nearly every discovery motion in the case. Trial pending.

Obtained a defence judgment to a finder’s fee claim in connection with the “Fight of the Century”, the Pacquiao vs. Mayweather boxing match of 2015;

State of California, 1998

Ontario, Canada, 1997

Canusa Systems v. Canmar Ambassador, 146 F.T.R. 314 (1998)

Arechiga v. Dolores Press, Inc., 192 Cal. App. 4th 567 (2011)

‘The three-cornered mediation: How to mediate and settle insurance coverage and the underlying liability at the same time,’ ABA 2020 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, Tuscon, AZ - March 7, 2020, Presenter

Me in a minute

“I’ve got your back.”

“I’ve got your back.” I have told this to every client of mine for years. Protecting your interests in your case every step of the way is what I do day and night. I will not stop thinking, planning, creating and executing – fighting your case – until I achieve the best result possible for you. I will marshall the evidence wherever I can get it and vigorously advocate your position so you can win. We can collaborate day and night or you can leave the case to me so you don’t have to think about it and can focus on your business. I will take your case to trial or do my best to resolve it early. Either way, I will be fierce and relentless until you have achieved your objectives.

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  • English
  • French
  • Urdu

Dates


Joined

2020

Los Angeles

10250 Constellation Boulevard,

Suite 1400,

CA 90067

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